Sirimavo Bandaranaike 2000 Deaths

Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Age: 84

Sri Lankan politician who, in 1960, became the first woman in the world to serve as a nation's prime minister. She became prime minister a year after her husband, Solomon Bandaranaike, prime minister and leader of the Freedom Party, was assassinated. Her daughter, Chandrika Kumaratunga, currently serves as president of Sri Lanka.

Died: Sri Lanka, Oct. 10, 2000

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